WASHINGTON, D.C. | November 3, 2021 — Siri Nelson, National Whistleblower Center (NWC) Executive Director, and Stephen M. Kohn, NWC Board Chairman, will be teaching a month-long course, Successful Strategies and Best Practices in Whistleblower Casework: Defense, Investigation. The course begins on November 8th, running for four consecutive weeks until December 4th and is open to all. The enrollment fee for this course is €750.
This online course at the International Anti-Corruption Academy is the first-ever opportunity to take a whistleblower law course specifically for international whistleblowers – without having to enroll in a law school program. The course is highly practical and results-oriented, with tools, techniques, and tips from top international experts for journalists, employment lawyers, public officials, or aspiring whistleblower advocates. This is a one-time opportunity to learn from leading experts in whistleblower law, who will provide critical lessons in anti-corruption lawmaking, effective whistleblower protection strategies, and the transnational application of U.S. whistleblower law among other topics.
Open enrollment in the course has begun; all whistleblower supporters and those interested in anti-corruption are encouraged to sign-up. Upon completion of the course, students will have received practical knowledge on whistleblower casework in a range of settings. The course will be delivered online and includes live and videotaped lectures, individual assignments and projects, readings, self-assessments, online discussions and a final project. The course is adapted for working professionals.
The primary lecturers are Stephen M. Kohn, founding partner of Kohn, Kohn, & Colaptino and NWC co-founder; Siri Nelson, NWC Executive Director and Adjunct Law Professor at Northeastern University; and Mark Worth, Executive Director at the European Center for Whistleblower Rights and Whistleblowing International.
Siri Nelson said, “It is a thrill to be able to teach the importance of whistleblowing and whistleblower protection best practices to an international audience of advocates and supporters. As the EU member states begin to finalize and implement whistleblower protections by the end of the year, this course will provide needed insights from top anti-corruption experts and teach invaluable lessons on the core tenets of a strong whistleblower protection law and how citizens can best stand by whistleblowers.”
Guest lecturers include top experts in the anti-corruption field such as:
- Gerald Ryle, Director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists,
- Wendy Addison, Director of SpeakOut SpeakUp,
- Boris Vukasinovic, Deputy Director of the Montenegro Agency for Prevention of Corruption,
- Paul Milata CFE, founder of the fraud investigation firm NEMEXIS.
For more information, please contact Nick Younger at firstname.lastname@example.org.